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Lok Sabha Speaker to look into privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi

Four BJP members have submitted privilege notice against Gandhi, accusing him of "misleading" Parliament by making "false" allegations against PM Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi, congress
Congress President Rahul Gandhi. File Photo

A notice for a privilege motion has been moved against President by some members in the Lok Sabha, which Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she will examine.

Four members -- Nishikant Dubey, Anurag Thakur, Dushyant Singh and Prahlad Joshi-- have submitted the privilege notice against Gandhi accusing him of "misleading" Parliament by making "false" allegations against and Defence Minister

As soon as the Question Hour got over, Dubey said a privilege motion has been moved by his party. "Whenever speaks, it only helps in increasing the votes of BJP," he said.

Amid protests by members, Mahajan said: "I will look into it and then let you know".

The allegations relate to Gandhi's speech during the debate on the no-confidence motion on Friday in which he had raised the issue of a secrecy clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. The chief had also accused the Prime Minister of benefiting "one industrialist" in the deal.

The has also objected to Gandhi's comments regarding "betrayal" of the Indian Army in Doklam, and dubbed them as "unsubstantiated charges".

First Published: Mon, July 23 2018. 14:48 IST